WASH Paintings from 2017 Member Show

2019 Annual WASH Member Show, Awash With Color


Joann Lindelof-Wilson Best of ShowCongratulations to Joann Lindelof-Wilson for her Best of Show winner, "Rustle".

To view the other 2019 WASH Annual Member Show Award winners, please click on the image of Joann's painting to the left.

Important Show Dates:

Show Receiving: Friday, March 22, 1-5 pm and Saturday, March 23, 11 am -3 pm
Exhibit Opens: April 2, 2019
Reception and Awards: April 13, 5:30 - 8pm
Artwork Pick-up: April 20, 2019. 5-6 pm

Please support the businesses that sponsor awards for WASH shows. For a list of our sponsors, click on the following link. WASH 2019 Sponsor List.

For a copy of the 2019 Annual WASH Member Show Prospectus, click on the following link: 2019 Annual WASH Member Show Prospectus


To view our 2018 Award winning paintings, please click on the "Past WASH Events" link to the left.


Dan Petersen AWS, NWS

Artist/Teacher/Painter of Watercolor LandscapesDan Petersen, Before the Falls (Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe)

Dan Petersen is a name synonymous with watercolor landscapes in Central California. After completing graduate work in his chosen medium at San Jose State University, he returned to the valley to teach.  He has been a favorite instructor of drawing and watercolor at Modesto Junior College for over 35 years. Scores of art educators on every level, professional and “Sunday painters,” as well as illustrators and designers of every stripe have studied with Dan.  These artists all began their love affair with art while observing the cube in one of Petersen’s classes. With his inspiration, watercolor is the personal medium of choice for many collectors in this part of the state.

Dan emphasizes the quality of transparency in his paintings, which is a distinctive feature of watercolor. He employs many overlays or glazes to bring color harmony to the objects he paints.  In addition, he attempts to incorporate subtle cubistic devices designed to help tie up the many unrelated parts into a unified and pleasing whole.  His distinctive style achieves freshness with control by suing multiple layers of liquid masking to define the details in his subject.


Dan Petersen received a Master of Arts degree in watercolor from San Jose State University in 1962. Following graduation, he began teaching art on the high school level in Manteca, California. In 1963, Dan accepted a position as watercolor instructor at Modesto Junior College and thus began a 40-year career teaching watercolor and drawing at the college level.

Dan Petersen, Yosemite Glass

Among his many achievements are:

Dan Petersen, Fallen Leaf Gorge•  Signature member of American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Association
•  Participation in countless competitive shows, exceeding 150 awards, 25 Best of Show, 40 First Place and over 30 Special Recognition Awards.
•  Over 50 one man shows and numerous group exhibits
•  Top statewide awards at the California State Fair and in Northern California. He has additionally earned several top national watercolor awards.
•  Dan is a popular lecturer and judge for art groups throughout California.
•  His work is in the collection of several California State Universities and in hundreds of private collections throughout the West.
•  Former US President Ronald Regan and USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev are among his collectors


Dan married Carole Ann in 1958, has 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Carole Ann passed away in 2007. In 2009 Dan married Lila, the mother of 3 children and 8 grandchildren. After retiring in April of 2003, Dan now enjoys more time with his family, in his garden, in the studio and traveling.

Dan's website is: www.petersenwatercolor.com


2019 Show Sponsors and Prizes

Members, please contact these sponsors and let them know how grateful we are for their gifts. Just call up their customer service or send a message through their web email page to say thank you from WASH - they will greatly appreciate this gesture. The more people that do this, the more they will remember us and know that their sponsorship was really appreciated. We are including the list of items donated in hopes that it will inspire our members to try these products and/or a new art material supplier or local art-related business.


- Jack Richeson & Company - 6 Gift Certificates totaling $750 for paint and pastels, richesonart.com
- Royal & Langnickel Brush Mfg – 2 ea 12 Piece Brush Caddy set with 2 Aprons, art.royalbrush.com
- Creative Catalyst Productions - 2 Gift Certificates for DVDs worth up to $60 each ccpvideos.com
- Sakura of America – one set Koi 12 fine transparent watercolors, in art stores sakuraofamerica.com
- Golden Artist’s Colors, Inc. - $50 gift certificate & 12-color QoR Watercolor Set, www.goldenpaints.com
- Salis International, Inc. - 3 sets of 12-1 oz. Dr. Ph Martin's Hydrus Watercolors, salisinternational.com
- Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff - 2 each $50 Gift Certificates (one for each show) www.cheapjoes.com
- HK Holbein, Inc. - Holbein Watercolor Set 18, Fluid Acrylic Set 8, 2 Certificates of Merit, www.holbeinartistmaterials.com
- Armadillo Arts & Crafts - Brusho Crystal Watercolor Set, A guide book and Rikab brush, www.armadilloart.com
- Logan Graphic Products, Inc. - 301-1 Compact Classic mat cutter, http://www.logangraphic.com/
- Pacon/Strathmore Corp. - 12 ea sample pads of mixed paper by Strathmore, strathmoreartist.com
- Emigh Ace Hardware - $50 gift certificate, 3555 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821
- Winsor & Newton - Professional Water Colour Field Box 12 Half Pans, www.winsornewton.com


- Skyline One Framing - $40 Gift Certificate - 3429 Freedom Park Drive, Suite 13, North Highlands, CA 95660, 916-344-0402, skylineoneframing.com
- Royal Talens Brushes, Rembrandt Paints - Rembrandt Watercolor box of 48 pan colors w/brush, /royaltalens.com/en-gb/
- Noel Flynn Gallery and Frame Factory - $100 Gift Certificate, 225 Vernon St., Roseville, CA 95678, 916-702-8365
- Paper Garden Boutique - Certificate for a $35 class, The Pavilions, Sacramento, 916-487-2737
- Silver Brush Limited – two sets of Black Velvet watercolor brushes, www.silverbrush.com
- Artist & Craftsman Supply, Berkeley Store - 2 ea. $25 Gift Cards, www.artistcraftsman.com

2019 Show Committee

The 2019 WASH Show Committee members are AlysLynn Lemke, Wyleta McDaniel, Carole Girard, Charles Green and Peter Rodgers. Please be sure to thank them for their hard work.